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Feb. 17, 2005 • Volume 13 Number 11

Nota Bene

Part-time faculty member William Gamson (Sociology) has been selected as this year's recipient of the Merit Award of the Eastern Sociological Society. The honor is given to distinguished scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the discipline, the profession, and the ESS.

Gamson is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds a Lifetime Career Achievement Award from the American Sociological Association for his contributions to the study of war and peace.

Seelig Professor of Philosophy Richard Kearney has been named this year to the Cardinal Mercier Chair in Leuven University, Belgium. This prestigious chair is offered to an internationally distinguished scholar each year who delivers two public lectures and two university seminars. The titles of Kearney's talks are: "Narrating Desire: From Plato's 'Symposium' to the 'Song of Songs'"; "Narrative Terror: Philosophy after 9/11"; "Narrating Pain: Trauma and Catharsis"; and "Narrating the Sacred: A Poetics of Epiphany."

The talks will be broadcast on national and European television.

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